UP2U Mental Health Festival

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Congratulations! The UP2U Mental Health Festival won the gold award from SAMHSA for "Excellence in Communications and Community Outreach" for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2013.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

1-4pm @ Rogers Plaza 


A HUGE thank you to our 2014 UP2U Sponsors!

GOLD:  Wedgwood Christian Services, Bethany Christian Services

SILVER:  Spectrum Community Services, Wellspring Lutheran Services, Forest View Hospital, Arbor Circle

BRONZE:  DA Blodgett/St. John's, Dispute Resolution Center of W MI, Chilren's Assessment Center, Recovery Academy, NAMI of Kent Co., Catholic Charities of West MI, CHADD, Lutheran Social Services

There is still time for you and/or your organization to be involved: 

Sit on a work group, provide volunteers prior to or on the day of the event, market and promote UP2U to your audiences, consider a corporate sponsorship amount, sponsor a booth and provide materials on your services & resources, donate supplies, equipment or materials.

UP2U is planned and implemented by youth, family members, and community partners. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Last year we had over 1,000 attendees, 25 resource booths, carnival games and rides, money machine, music, and MORE!  Join us in making this year's event the best one yet!



CLICK here FOR A FLYER (English) - print and help us spread the word!

CLICK here FOR A FLYER (Spanish) - print and help us spread the word!

UP2U is held in observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Stigma around mental illness is one of the biggest barriers to people getting the help they need. One in five people will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime, and there is effective treatment out there. Help us fight stigma and raise awareness about an issue that affects everyone. Mental Health Awareness- It's up to us. It's up to me. It's UP2U!!!



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